Posts by MarionBlack 242
Even though I use, and highly recommend that everyone transitions to, Wordpress's native block editor I thought I'd share this little bit of news from WordPress.orgIf you're still using the Classic Editor plugin you'll be pleased to know that support for the plugin is expected to be extended through 2022.If you've tried using the block editor and didn't like it maybe it's time to give it another go. It's improved out of sight since it first became an integral part of WordPress. Maybe now is the
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No, this is not an ad. Many Wealthy Affiliate members are using the GeneratePress theme. It's light-weight, versatile, highly customizable, and newbie-friendly. But every website is different. I'd like to use this post to demonstrate just how different websites can be even though they're using the same theme. Will you help?So this doesn't get flagged as "self-promotion" I'm not going to showcase my own websites here, you can find them listed on my profile page https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/ma
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December 01, 2020
It's with a heavy heart that I have to tell you that my friend Tom Short died last Thursday from a massive heart attack. You will have known him as Tirolith, a member of Wealthy Affiliate since September 2015. https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/tirolithTom was 79 years young and is survived by his wife of 53 years, Robyn, and their two adult children.He had been battling cancer for quite some time but it was his heart which finally gave out.Rest in peace Tom, you are sadly missed.
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October 09, 2020
As more people are buying more stuff online, Amazon reduced affiliate commissions. They don't need us so they've practically cut us out.And now they've tightened their disclosure rules. Please check out my updated training:Affiliate Disclosures, FTC Guidelines, and Amazon RulesIf you are still promoting stuff for Amazon then you'll need to comply with all their current requirements. Is it time to find other sources for the products you promote? Among others, I hear that ebay is offering a bette
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Time to Make the Switch!You don't need to continue to struggle with the Classic Editor plugin. WordPress introduced the block editor, initially as a plugin named "Gutenberg" almost three years ago but kept the old way of writing posts as the Classic Editor plugin. The block editor is now the standard editor and most people find it much easier to use than its clunky forebears.But some people still use the Classic Editor plugin. It's even installed, by default, with every new website built at Wea
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The All In One SEO Plugin Needs an UpdateWordfence, the security plugin I use and recommend, released a notification early this morning (my time) to advise that the All In One SEO plugin which is used on over 2 million websites had a security risk which has now been rectified in the latest update.In Plain EnglishAny user of your website with Contributor access or above could inject a malicious script and take over the site. What this means to you is probably not much. If you're the only registe
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When the block editor became the WordPress default editor many people resisted the change and installed the Classic Editor plugin. This was fine but a tad short-sighted. The block editor is now easier to use and it's about jolly time we got with the program.But what are you supposed to do with the existing posts that were created before WordPress 5 or with the Classic Editor plugin?OK they still work but what if you want to add some new content, say a call to action, in the middle of the post?
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I've seen a few people asking about how to choose the size of videos on their websites recently so I've created a new training video which should help.Make Your Videos Pop With ElementorUsing this method you can choose the exact size your embedded videos will appear on your website. And make them pop using a lightbox. If you think this could help you then pop over and watch the video.Stay safe,PS Elementor is a free plugin.
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March 31, 2020
WordPress has updated to Version 5.4 with lots of new features for your blogging pleasure.But first...Back UpEvery time there's a big update there are problems. Your favourite plugins may not work with the new update. Your theme may break. According to Murphy: if anything can go wrong it will. So make sure you create your own backup and download it to your computer "just in case". Yes, I know that Site Support does frequent backups, but that may not be enough. As a responsible business owner yo
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Google is Messing Around with Featured SnippetsRecently there have been some changes to the way Google displays search results. And they're still experimenting. They've suddenly changed the rules for featured snippets. Previously, an article in a featured snippet was also listed on page 1 in the organic results. Now, the article in the featured snippet only appears in the featured snippet itself.What the Heck is a Featured Snippet?There's a huge difference between organic results snippets and f
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